Hair/Saliva Testing as compared to Intradermal and Serum-based Assays

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Sep 25, 2019

When it comes to diagnosing allergies, pet parents (and subsequently veterinarians) are faced with an increasing number of options. Intradermal testing, serum based assays, hair and saliva assay offerings can make it confusing for everyone to figure out which option is right for the patient's unique scenario.  The popularity of hair and saliva assays has also been increased through websites like Groupon and Amazon by advertising directly to pet parents. 

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Veterinarians, intradermal, serum allergy testing, hair/saliva testing

Is Pollen Season Growing Longer? A New Study Investigates

Posted by Joelle Smith on Jun 4, 2019

Does pollen season bring in more and more allergy patients each year? Based on a new study from The Lancet Public Health, this could be true.

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Veterinarians

Testing For Seasonal Allergies: Why Now Is A Good Time To Test

Posted by Jerusalem Kebede on Aug 2, 2018

Allergy testing is the first and most crucial step in treating allergy conditions. While the test can be performed year-round, some seasons are better for testing than others.

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Topics: Allergy Testing

Yes, Dogs Can Have Allergies—These 6 Pups Did

Posted by Joelle Smith on May 2, 2018

Any breed of dog can have allergies – from terriers to sheepdogs and everything in between. In fact, more pups are affected than you might expect. For starters, more than 30% of all skin irritations in dogs and cats can be attributed to allergies. And last year we allergy tested more than 27 thousand pets from 59 different countries.

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Allergy Treatment, Pet Care

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